PLAY Aspen Snowmass Episode 8: Trail Systems

Aspen Snowmass offers an amazing inter-connected trail system in and around the surrounding peaks and valleys that provides a platform for exploring the abundant wilderness through hiking, running, biking or horseback riding.

In the final installment of the summer video series PLAY Aspen Snowmass, host Nicole Birkhold takes viewers on a trail running adventure with the first stop being at the head of the Snowmass Creek trail system where a group of Roaring Fork Valley volunteers are hard at work improving the trail. Here we see the back-end of what goes in to making our trails great.

Many volunteers help maintain and build the wonderful trail systems in and around the Roaring Fork Valley, including Aspen Skiing Company (ASC) employees who are granted 16 hours of paid volunteer time each year. Every summer, numerous ASC volunteers choose to help build the trails that we all love to explore and recreate on.

Next, Nicole heads to Smuggler Mountain where she meets up with two local professional runners, Amy and Jarid Rollins who speak about some of their favorite trails. Then the group hits the trails in the Hunter Creek Valley where they enjoy the last rays of the setting sun on yet another excellent day in the high-country.


That’s a wrap on the summer video series. Before you know it the snow will be flying and the lifts will be turning for another winter ski and ride season at Aspen Snowmass.

Cheers to an awesome summer in the mountains and thanks for PLAYing with us!

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